Rajasthan: Curfew Imposed, Internet Suspended in Tonk District Due to Violent Situation Following Attack on Kanwariyas

The police had to resort to lathi charge and fire teargas shells to control the situation. Police have issued instructions to act tough against the miscreants.

Published: August 25, 2018 9:25 AM IST

By India.com News Desk

Rajasthan: Curfew Imposed, Internet Suspended in Tonk District Due to Violent Situation Following Attack on Kanwariyas
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Rajasthan: A curfew was imposed in Rajasthan’s Tonk district on Friday, due to a violent situation in the district following the stone-pelting incident which took place on Thursday. Further, the internet services have also been suspended in the area. “Section 144 has been imposed in the town and internet services have been suspended till normalcy returns in the district,” a police official told IANS.

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It must be noted that some miscreants in Malpura area of the district pelted stones at Kanwariyas, in which 16 of them reportedly received injuries. To avenge the act, some supporters of Kanwariyas came together on Friday which created tensions between the two groups. The crowd torched a car and a bus.

The police had to resort to lathi charge and fire teargas shells to control the situation. Police have issued instructions to act tough against the miscreants.

The administration has appealed to the people to stay indoors and a huge posse of police personnel has been deployed in the town. Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has also appealed to the people to remain calm and guard against rumours.

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Published Date: August 25, 2018 9:25 AM IST